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Primary Structure Control of Oligomers Based on Natural and Synthetic Building Blocks

Primary Structure Control of Oligomers Based on Natural and Synthetic Building Blocks

9 6. Synthesis of sequence-defined oligomers based on natural and synthetic building blocks The chlorotrityl chloride resin was loaded with the desired Fmoc-amino acid-OH as described in Section 4. The oligomers were synthesized from successive additions of azidocarboxylic acid, propargylamine and Fmoc-amino acid-OH following the procedure described below until the desired oligomer ending with an azide was obtained.

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Hydrocolloids Structure and Properties The building blocks for structure Timothy J. Foster

Hydrocolloids Structure and Properties The building blocks for structure Timothy J. Foster

Thickening Pectin Alginate Starch LBG Guar gum Xanthan Emulsification • Gelatin • Milk proteins • Egg proteins • Soya proteins • Pea proteins • Gum Arabic. Hydrocolloid   Materials   &am[r]

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Covariation, Structure and Generalization: Building Blocks of Causal Cognition

Covariation, Structure and Generalization: Building Blocks of Causal Cognition

Complex serial ordered events are also important to causal map theory and have been studied in animals in relation to serial and pattern learning. The advantage that three element sequences, or higher, have over two-element pairs is that three elements allow the experimenter to present more complex causal relations among stimuli as a cue for behavior. Three elements also allow us to ask questions as to whether animals can extract the causal chains present in the experience. There is already a considerable body of evidence from studies of animal behavior that chains of sequences can be learnt (e.g., Capaldi & Miller, 2001; Fountain, 2008; Gentner, Fenn, Margoliash, & Nusbaum, 2006). In the experiment we describe here, we used pairs of stimuli to construct three element sequences to test for temporal structure as well as extraction of pattern learning in rats. direr
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Team Building Blocks. Team Building Activities with Blocks

Team Building Blocks. Team Building Activities with Blocks

Discussion 1 :Tell your group, “Whenever a group works together, it’s looking for the wholeness of the group – what will make the overall work come together Sometimes, a person needs to let go of something for the group to be able to do its work – to be whole. When you reflect on this experience, what did you learn that you needed to let go of or give up to support the wholeness of the group? Start the discussion with a personal example, such as: “I had to give up my judgment of others” or “I had to give up my certainty about how the structure was supposed to look” or “I had to give up my perception about how this game was supposed to be played.” The most powerful example is one that has genuinely come up from your experience of the game.
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The Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care: Lessons from the Field

The Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care: Lessons from the Field

A defined workflow outlines the roles and lines of communication within the team, providing the glue that holds team-based care together. Primary care practices are made up of hundreds of complex, intersecting workflows — how prescriptions are refilled, how patients are informed of their lab results, how patients are coached to understand their disease and medications. The workflows in high-performing practices are transparent and mapped clearly, so each team member understands who performs which functions, in what order, and how handoffs are made when workflows involve more than one person on the team. This iterative process is revisited over time to continually improve the patient experience and the team’s efficiency. Mapping workflows in a collaborative process can help team members work better together. For example, to map the prescription refill workflow, one team started with a basic map of each step of the process. next, everyone involved in the process — the front desk staff member, MA, and clinician — was involved in correcting the map and identifying variation in practice; discussing inefficiencies, gaps, or danger points (poor workflows can negatively impact quality); and suggesting a new and better workflow. Workflows also illuminate where standing orders can empower non-clinicians to share the care.
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Theories of Valuation - Building Blocks for Conceptualizing Valuation between Practice and Structure

Theories of Valuation - Building Blocks for Conceptualizing Valuation between Practice and Structure

Michèle Lamont (2012) refers to various studies on a broad range of topics that, however, deal in each case with similar questions about the attribution and assessment of value. By subsuming different strands of research under a “soci- ology of valuation and evaluation,” she calls for a dialogue between these different approaches and suggests theory-building for a more fundamental conceptualization of valuation and evaluation. Referring to Lamont in their editorial to the first issue of Valuation Studies, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson and Fabian Muniesa (2013) also point to diverse areas in sociological research that are currently dealing with forms of valuation. Their journal seeks to provide “a good amalgamating area that facilitates dialogue and debate between different scholars of different approaches and disciplines” (Helgesson and Muniesa 2013, 3). However, they also notice a problematic aspect in their rather broad conceptualization of “valuation as a social practice” (ibid., 4). Seeking to inte- grate as many of the existing studies from various areas as possible into valua- tion studies, then, valuation studies as a newly emerging research field is hard to demarcate. Taking this into account, Helgesson and Muniesa argue that the aim of valuation studies should therefore be to discuss, first of all, what value and valuation is basically about. Similarly, a special issue in Human Studies is in search for a sociology of valuation and evaluation as “a focus of perspective, transversal to all the social sciences” (Cefaï et al. 2015, 2). The introduction emphasizes that a “sociology of valuation and evaluation is not only concerned with a specific sector of social life or a minor segment of grand theories” but rather “opens an intellectual space in which core issues in the social sciences such as interaction, agency, values, norms, collective action, and the role of institutions are discussed” (ibid., 6).
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Building Blocks of Life

Building Blocks of Life

Knowledge of the molecular basis of life has increased spectacularly thanks to technological breakthroughs in physics, chemistry, biology, ICT and systems analysis of ’big data’. By consolidating this expertise from different scientific disciplines, Dutch science is now in an excellent position to take a decisive step forwards in the fundamental understanding of cellular systems from the perspective of their molecular building blocks. This knowledge enables us to create adapted, improved or new forms of life for specific purposes. With detailed understanding of the structure, dynamics and activity of individual molecules and cells, one can envision that, for example, innovative methods and mechanistic modelling permit the generation of a minimal cell or organ. Challenging innovations can be foreseen in various scientific areas: healthcare (e.g. personalised medicine), qualitatively and quantitatively improved food supplies, sustainable crop production, hybrid techno-biological systems, novel materials, production of organisms that can perform new tasks under extreme conditions, et cetera. This series of societal and technological challenges requires ground breaking scientific research that is broader than the individual
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the 6 building blocks of a

the 6 building blocks of a

do you have the right skills to meet strategic and operational challenges? At times when you’re facing clear challenges or opportunities, you can learn a lot about your workforce by taking stock of your existing skills. Which core skills are within the organization today and what other skills are available for support? What additional talent do you need to succeed? It’s important for the skills inventory to be objective and to follow a clear structure, so you can make an overall assessment.

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Building Blocks. In this issue

Building Blocks. In this issue

Australia has a complex environmental legislation structure depending on which state you are operating in, but all are generally based on the “polluter pays” principle. As a result, buyers of brownfield land might think they have nothing to worry about as they are not the original polluter. However, changes in legislation as well as the way sale and purchase agreements are being drafted means the buyers can at times be left footing the cleanup bill.

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Fluorinated aromatic monomers as building blocks to control α-peptoid conformation and structure.

Fluorinated aromatic monomers as building blocks to control α-peptoid conformation and structure.

However, ob- taining stable secondary structures is challenging and de- signing these requires effective control of the peptoid tertiary amide cis/trans equilibrium.. Herein, w[r]

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Building Blocks for Assurance Cases

Building Blocks for Assurance Cases

We might express our initial thoughts for the safety justification or assurance case informally in terms of arrows and circles as an influence diagram, showing, as the name suggests, the various factors that might influence the property we are reasoning about. As we develop our understanding, we move towards defining more precise claims and arguments and a clearer view of potential evidence. Our understanding can be informed by a variety of engineering models that underpin these claims: we need to know what the claim is about and we need to be able to reason about properties of the system. As the claims become more precise, we relate them to these engineering models to give them semantics. In addition, the CAE structure needs to be more detailed and rigorous and the claim decompositions carefully justified, reflecting the principle that the more onerous the claims are for a system, the more precision and rigour is needed in how they are justified.
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Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy

Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy

Of course, your layout certainly affects the visual hierarchy, not to mention usability. The Gestalt principles (described below) dictate that objects in a line create momentum to propel eyesight forward, even dominating the effects of color. Rows and columns, then, aside from supporting an organized structure to keep the chaos at bay, also create some prime real estate when they end – perfect for CTAs or other preferred content.

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Storage Networking Building Blocks

Storage Networking Building Blocks

Because the PAUSE frame is a type of MAC control frame, the frame structure is slightly different from the conventional data frame. Like VLAN tagging, the length/type field is used to indicate the special nature of the frame, in this case hex “88–08” to indicate a MAC control frame. As shown in Table 3–6, this indicator is followed by an opcode of hex “00–01” to define further the MAC control frame as a PAUSE frame. The amount of time that a transmitting device should cease issuing frames is specified by the opcode parameter field. pause_time cannot be specified in fixed units such as microseconds, because this would prove too inflexible for backward compatibility and future Ethernet transmission rates. Instead, pause_time is specified in pause_quanta, with one pause_quanta equal to 512 bit_times for the link speed being used. The timer value can be between 0 and 65,535 pause_quanta, or a maximum of approximately 33 msec at Gigabit Ether- net’s 1.25-Gbps transmission rate. If the device that issued the PAUSE frame empties its buffers before the stated pause_time has elapsed, it can issue
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Building Blocks for Language Workbenches

Building Blocks for Language Workbenches

A next step for comprehensive language engineering tools was self-appli- cation and integration: providing not only IDEs for programmers but also for meta-programmers. The Meta-Environment [Klint, 1993; van den Brand et al., 2001] is notable for realizing this vision. It made it possible for meta- programmers to define languages in a meta-IDE and generate IDEs for those languages. It uses a combination of SDF for syntax definition and ASF to specify language semantics, and provided a graphical interface for working with language definitions and generating new programming environments. IDE facilities The Meta-Environment and its predecessors generate code edi- tors with syntax highlighting, an error message view, and optional integration with transformations or other tools. However, the generated editors did not yet support deeply integrated semantic editor services, as the tools provided limited means to expose the semantics of a language to be used with such services. In addition, there was much debate at the time as to which editing paradigm to use: free text editing, as applied in plain text editors, or syntax- directed editing, where edit operations are directed by the syntactic structure of the language. Syntax-directed editors were a promising direction for in- creased language sensitivity in editors at the cost of flexibility [Waters, 1982; Shani, 1983; Khwaja and Urban, 1993]. This design choice helped with the automatic generation of editors from a language specification, but provided an editing environment that is constrained in comparison to current IDEs that parse program text with error recovery as it is typed. In the case of the Meta- Environment, a hybrid approach was chosen, where users could select a part of the program as the “focus” that could be textually edited [van Dijk and Koorn, 1990]. Only text that could be parsed without syntax errors could leave the focus mode, in order to ensure that there was always a syntactically correct snapshot of the edited program.
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The Building Blocks of Economic Complexity

The Building Blocks of Economic Complexity

2 Abstract: For Adam Smith, wealth was related to the division of labor. As people and firms specialize in different activities, economic efficiency increases, suggesting that development is associated with an increase in the number of individual activities and with the complexity that emerges from the interactions between them. Here we develop a view of economic growth and development that gives a central role to the complexity of a country’s economy by interpreting trade data as a bipartite network in which countries are connected to the products they export, and show that it is possible to quantify the complexity of a country’s economy by characterizing the structure of this network. Furthermore, we show that the measures of complexity we derive are correlated with a country’s level of income, and that deviations from this relationship are predictive of future growth. This suggests that countries tend to converge to the level of income dictated by the complexity of their productive structures, indicating that development efforts should focus on generating the conditions that would allow complexity to emerge in order to generate sustained growth and prosperity.
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resulting units may be called binary digits, or more briefly bits, a word suggested by J.. Tukey.[r]

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Building Blocks for the Grid

Building Blocks for the Grid

Director Service Portal Service Event Logging Service Service Controlle r Data Distributio n Service License Resource Extension Plug-ins H/W OS LIM PEM Enterprise Grid Kernel H/W OS LIM [r]

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Building Blocks Daycare

Building Blocks Daycare

Building Blocks Daycare is NOT a nut free facility, so if your child does have allergies please inform the daycare manager to discuss that procedures are in p[r]

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Building Blocks of Trust

Building Blocks of Trust

John H. (Jack) Zenger, co-founder of Zenger Miller, now AchieveGlobal, has described the historical roots of The Basic Principles, six guidelines for building trust and motivating others. Today’s Basic Principles grew from “summary learning points” developed in the 1970s by two Syracuse University professors of industrial and organizational psychology. Zenger and his partner, Dale Miller, reworked these ideas into the first three principles, adding two more in the 1980s. In response to the spread of unethical business practices, followers added Basic Principle 6 in 2003. Today, more than one million leaders and employees worldwide have learned and applied The Basic Principles to:
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Building blocks of the future

Building blocks of the future

Wood may be one of the world's oldest building materials, but it is now also one of the most advanced. Building stronger markets for innovative new wood products supports sustainable forestry, helps buffer reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and puts rural America at the forefront of an emerging industry.

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